Noah Wiener

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL. In occupation layers, the archaeological toolkit changes. Working in a 1-square-meter fine grid marked with string, University of Florida volunteer Rachel Kalisher removes soil using a handpick and trowel before switching to brushes and wooden skewers to articulate the storage jars below. While each fine grid is treated as a distinct excavation unit, volunteers working in close proximity collaborate as they reveal storage vessels, plaster-lined walls and soil disturbances that cross into nearby squares.